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MALACAÑANG of the South is a presidential guesthouse in Davao City built between 2005 and 2006 to serve as then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s official residence there.
FINALLY, here’s proof that women do not appreciate being subjected to catcalls, wolf whistles and other gestures meant to extoll their looks from men on the streets, and in fact find them threatening and demeaning.
DAVAO CITY—Saying he chose people “with integrity and honesty,” President-elect Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday presented members of his Cabinet for the first time, a “hardworking” roster he handpicked to address his top governance priorities such as red tape, corruption and crime.
VICE President-elect Leni Robredo wore a black and brown dress on her proclamation day.
BUTIG, Lanao del Sur—At least 54 alleged members of a little-known criminal group were killed after several days of intense military air and artillery strikes here, authorities said on Monday.
It still takes some getting used to, the speed with which election results are known now. The May 9 vote was already the third automated election in our history, so we have had some experience with the really quick count and the equally quick canvass. But the 2016 election set new records: President-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s plurality landslide was clear before midnight of Election Day, and the congressional canvass (conducted during reasonable hours) took only three days. Many local government officials were proclaimed by the Commission on Elections the day after people went to the polls, and the 12 winning senatorial candidates (not merely the first six or the first eight) were all declared at the Comelec proclamation. The voter turnout, at 81 percent, was a record too.
“Filipiniana” is a bibliographic term that I first encountered as a child let loose in the school library. Filipiniana to me was a complicated “adult word” written in script, on a crude sign made with black pentel pen on blue cartolina. It rested on a shelf where all the Philippine books and materials were gathered. I knew by instinct and association that Filipiniana referred to books on the Philippines.
First it was the “Carrot Man.” Edwina Bandong and her friends were on their way to Sagada when she noticed a young man carrying a large basket of carrots on his shoulders. She took photographs, uploaded them and caught the attention of many people asking who this “carrot man” was because he was so good-looking.
One weekend some months ago, I was browsing the goods at the Body Shop outlet at the UP Town Center when who should walk in but then vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo and her three daughters.
AS THOUGH she wanted as few witnesses to it as possible, Congress’ proclamation of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo as president-elect was made in the dead of night, actually in the wee hours of the morning, of June 24, 2004. She and her incoming vice president, Noli de Castro, were proclaimed at 3:35 a.m.; they exchanged a buss, a number of their supporters in the gallery broke out in a cheer, and then it was over. As the day wore on, citizens were surprised by news of what had occurred while they slept. Speaking to the Inquirer, a housewife wondered: “How did it happen at that unholy hour? It was never like that in the past.”
AFTER months of playing up his plan to slay the country’s telecommunication duopoly, the top official of San Miguel Corp. (SMC) said he was forced to sacrifice his dream of becoming a white knight to consumers, finding it futile to fight against the entrenched might of Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) and Globe Telecom.
The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) is awaiting documents related to the P70-billion sale of San Miguel Corp.’s telecommunication assets to PLDT and Globe before it could take any action, PCC Chair Arsenio Balisacan said Tuesday.
Commercial banks’ lending activities grew by 15.6 percent year-on-year to P5.22 trillion in April, reversing the slowdown posted a month ago, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas data showed.
How do you live to be a hundred years old?
Consistency is the word to describe the growth story of Epson in the Philippines. To hold its ground, Epson found a way to speak to its consumers in a language that has become the vernacular of all: Technology.
THE SAMAHANG Basketbol ng Pilipinas plans to revert to the original Gilas cadet program after the Olympic Qualifying Tournament next month in Manila, signaling the discontinuation of PBA playersí participation in the national five. The plan, as reported by the Inquirer during Gilas’ stint in last year’s Jones Cup in Taipei, will have collegiate stars […]
THE LAST couple of years may have been a roller-coaster run for Michael Christian Martinez, but the Filipino skating star thinks he’s climbing his way up again. Back for a brief break from his training in the United States, Martinez got a boost after improving his ranking in the ISU World Figure Skating Championships, where […]
PARTY-LIST Rep. Mikee Romero plans to invite the country’s wealthiest sports patrons to a gathering in hopes of forging a stronger partnership between the private sector and the government. The wealthy patrons’ first cooperative target: Help put up a billion-peso sports training facility for top Filipino athletes. “I will call on these [sports] ‘godfathers’ to […]
GILAS Pilipinas will play Iran in two exhibition games next week, with one of them to be held behind closed doors and the other open to the public at Smart Araneta Coliseum. The games, a virtual grudge encounter, are scheduled on June 7 and 8. Iran and the Philippines have had tough encounters in the […]
PHILIPPINE Air Force made Bali Pure feel it sorely needs volleyball star Alyssa Valdez as the Jet Spikers hammered out a 25-23, 14-25, 25-19, 25-16 victory in the Shakey’s V-League Season 13 Open Conference Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Jet Spikers dumped the Water Defenders early in the final two […]
The killer came before dawn. He moored his boat on the opposite bank of the river, stripped naked and swam silently to the hut where his intended victim, a young Frenchwoman, lay sleeping. “I heard the noise as he broke down the door and I saw the knife,” recalls Laurence Ligier, now 43. “I didn’t […]
SOPRANO Stefanie Quintin and classical guitarist Anton Luis Avila have been sweethearts since their high-school years in Baguio City. The way the romance began depends on who’s telling the story. Avila said they met during the National Music Competition for Young Artists in 2005. “I was competing in the Category B Guitar Competition. She was […]
AS THE K-12 program of the Department of Education (DepEd) starts this school year, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts’ (NCCA) Philippine Cultural Education Program (PCEP) prepares high-school educators in public schools nationwide to have a culture-based approach in their lessons.
The Philippines boasts of having one of the most diverse array of agricultural selection – having a myriad of strains from rice, crops, beans and fruits harvested from the different provinces and regions of the country. To celebrate and promote the richness of Philippine agriculture, the Department of Agriculture (DA) together with Central Square and […]
SAY YOU’RE at a rave party enjoying the music and the company of friends. One of them disappears for a while, and when he comes back, you notice he’s suddenly acting strange; he’s hyperactive and sweating excessively. Suddenly, he collapses; he’s having a seizure. You and the gang rush him to the nearest hospital where […]
CHARO Santos, ABS-CBN chief content officer and president of the ABS-CBN University, returns to acting in a Lav Diaz film entitled “Ang Babaeng Humayo.” Lav told the Inquirer that the film recently wrapped up shooting in Mindoro, Charo’s home province.
ARIANA Grande has been accused of pandering to musical trends in her previous albums—but, with a versatile, octave-breaching voice like hers, who can blame her? After all, which other songstress can sing catchy originals (“Baby I”), confidently collaborate with Iggy Azalea (“Problem”), Jessie J and Nicki Minaj (“Bang, Bang”), and sing Mariah Carey revivals (“Emotions”) with as much crowd-pleasing flair, vocal aplomb and bravado?
Andi Eigenmann couldn’t help getting sentimental when talk turned to the back-to-back triumphs of her mom Jaclyn Jose (best actress for “Ma’ Rosa” at the Cannes Film Festival) and half-brother Sid Lucero (best actor for “Toto” at the 19th Los Angeles Comedy Festival).
“Me Before You” should finally launch Sam Claflin as a full-fledged star. The British actor, achieving sweet chemistry with Emilia Clarke, at last gets a film that showcases his charisma, good looks and acting chops.
Not just a few fans were excited by the news that Megastar Sharon Cuneta would be joining us on “The Voice Kids” as its newest coach. After weeks of speculation and some names being thrown around in social media, fans greeted the news with jubilation. My own friends, who are solid Sharonians, were very happy.